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Aras Expands Executive Team and Announces New Job Openings

Global PLM Provider Recruiting for International Marketing, Software Developers, Consultants and more

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – September 11, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company has expanded its executive management team and announced a series of new career opportunities throughout the global organization to accommodate growing demand for the Aras PLM solution. The company is actively recruiting in the areas of international marketing, software development, consulting and technical services.

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Aras recently appointed John Sperling to Vice President of Product Management and Rob McAveney to Chief Architect. John Sperling has been overseeing the development of engineering applications and integrations at Aras for the past two and a half years. Prior to joining Aras, John was Director of Product Management for Engineering Collaboration and Enterprise Visualization at Oracle, where he drove strategic product vision, and managed a global development team and network of integration partners to multi-million dollar growth across his product portfolio. In his new role, John will lead the Aras Product Management team in the development of new products, solutions and platforms.

For the past 10 years, Rob McAveney has been a driving force in the development of Aras Innovator. Prior to joining Aras, Rob was with Boeing and Eigner & Partner (acquired by Oracle Agile), a PLM software provider, where he architected business solutions for some of the world's largest manufacturing companies. In his new role, Rob will set the long-term product and technology vision, ensure the design integrity of new features and serve as the lead evangelist for the Aras product portfolio.

“Aras is building the next generation of PLM that goes beyond engineering to the global supply chain, manufacturing, quality and more, and we’re putting together a world class team of the PLM industry’s top performers to assure our success and that of our customers,” said Peter Schroer President of Aras. “Our technology and business innovations will make Aras tomorrow’s PLM market leader, and we’re committed to making our company the best place to work in the PLM industry.”

Join The Aras Team
If you are one of the best and the brightest in PLM and are motivated to put your stamp on the future of the PLM industry, we want to hear from you.

Aras is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Principal Software Developers
  • Software Solutions Engineers
  • Technical Writer
  • Product Managers
  • Associate Consultants, MCAD Integrations
  • Associate Consultants, EDA/ECAD Integrations
  • Associate Consultants, Configuration Management
  • Associate Consultants, Manufacturing Solutions
  • Associate Consultants, Quality Compliance Solutions
  • Associate Consultants, PLM Implementations
  • Marketing Manager, Japan
  • Marketing Manager, DACH Region
  • Senior Customer Marketing Writer

Aras is centrally located in Brickstone Square in Andover, Massachusetts, near the intersection of I-495 and I-93 - ideally situated for PLM professionals that live in Greater Boston north and southern New Hampshire. The campus offers catered corporate cafeteria, gym, dry cleaning service and daycare. Aras is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more and see complete position listings at

About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm